Stupid (art movement)

Stupid was a short-lived grouping of constructivist artists, formed in Cologne in 1919.[1] The founding members were Willy Fick, Heinrich Hoerle and his wife Angelika Hoerle (1899–1923), Anton Räderscheidt and his wife Marta Hegemann, and Franz Wilhelm Seiwert.[2]

The Stupid group aimed to address sociopolitical issues through an art of proletarian character.[2] Seiwert and Räderscheidt were at the time active in the local Dada scene. Räderscheidt's studio was their base of operations, but by 1920 he had abandoned the constructivist style.[1] The group exhibited together and issued a publication, "Stupid 1", before disbanding.